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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nitro keg and filtered bottle.
Espresso is a black beer with fully roasted barley malt and challenger hops but with freshly ground espresso coffee beans added to the copper for a few minutes after the boil to provide a complementary coffee aroma.


tania_nexust's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle @ home. I’ve had this beer (and loved it) in cask several times, but not had a bottle in years. It had a much sweeter milk-chocolate nose than I was expecting, and did have a full, silky mouthfeel, but disappointingly less coffee than I remember it having. As it came into contact with the air more aroma was released, but it still didn’t give the depth of flavour I thought I’d experienced in it previously.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (998) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2015
50cl flesje bij Zeezicht, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 4,2% Uitgeschonken in blanco bokaal Uiterlijk: zwart met redelijke cremelaag Aroma en smaak: chocolade, koffie, caramel, gebrande mouten, redelijke bitter Conclusie: lichte stout, bitter blijft lang hangen, Challenger hop niet erg fruitig aanwezig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle. Nose of chocolate, nuts, coffee. Rather light malt character, nutty espresso and cocoa flavor. A bit thin.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (238) - Killarney, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle at home - pours black with beige head. Aroma - coffee with roasted notes. Taste - coffee and roasted malt dominate - nicely rounded. enjoyable stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnase (180) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle 500 cl. Pours very dark brown color wih a medium beige head. Aroma of espresso(surprised?), roasted malt, vanilla and some liquorice. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla. Coffee sourness in finish. Wow, this was good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1159) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle Aroma-coffee, chocolate, Appearance-brown, hazy, beige head Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish Overall-very good,

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
A deep dark stout with a thick collapsing brown head. In aroma very pleasant resinous coffee grind, espresso, musty and complex. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with herbaceous character, light bitter chocolate, a bit thin but still solid after 4 years. Bottle from LCBO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (961) - CROATIA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle; pours very dark brown with a thin khaki head; aroma of roasted coffee and malt with a hint of vanilla; taste is coffee and roast malt with hints of vanilla and licorice; finish is bitter coffee; above average coffee stout

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (976) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
50cl bottle at home from BeerRitz. Body is nearly black, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is coffee, flavor is mild roasted coffee, chocolate, malt, toast. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty medium bitter, light sweet, toast. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy, tasty dessert beer, simple, great one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (723) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a fizzy tan head. Strong aroma of roasted coffee beans, roasted malts, earth, ash and wood. Taste of roasted malts, definite coffee, earth, tobacco, some chocolate and a little caramel. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, roasted coffee finish. If you enjoy coffee, this is definitely the beer for you. It’s so drinkable and could be a morning drink. I like it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (3075) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle shared with bjammin from cellar door, sutton coldfield. Black beer with small head. Aroma of coffee beans and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, roasted malts and a little dryness. Overpowered by the coffee. Ok.


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